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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 127 (115)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 127
Page 127

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 127

The Madison Theatre, designed by the F and Y Building Service for Covington, Kentucky, liberally takes advantage of developments in glass and plastic, using brick and terra cotta in the major facing. The facade (see opposite page) measures 54 feet wide by 46 feet high. The central panel of 12 x 12-inch glass brick is hanked by narrower panels of powder blue terra cotta, and this whole centerpiece is flanked by broader panels to terra cotta in mottled cream and tan, capped by a 16-inch duted terra cotta coping in green. Terra cotta work by the Federal Seaboard Terra Cotta Company.

The vestibule of this 1,350-seat, twofloOr theatre is enclosed by all glass doors with white transparent plastic hardware. A large confection counter in the lobby is featured by stainless steel wainscoting. The marquee was erected by the American Sign Company, and employs letters of the Wagner Sign Service.

The side walls of the auditorium are covered with spun glass fiber cloth in a pink and fioral pattern above a burgundy wainscoting. Sidewall light fixtures are in three octagonal recesses on each side of the auditorium, fronted by conventionalized tulip-shaped plaster ornaments. The main ceiling, featured by a dropped center, has fiuted semi-circular ends which contain neon tubing in recessed circular light troughs. Under the balcony, the ceiling is highlighted by two circular dropped portions, with transverse light troughs following the contour of the balcony front.

Alumilited hand railings grace the stairways to the mezzanine, where a spacious lounge is decorated in peach and blue. The ladies' rest room, to the left, has a blue tile wainscoting and white Georgia marble partitions. The men's rest room, to the right, has green tile, with dark cedar toilet partitions.

Drinking fountains on the mezzanine are trimmed with gray and suntan glass.

THE AUDITORIUM is equipped with 1.350 International chairs. Vallen curtain controls and track, and caller-Hammer dimmers. Proiection booth equipment includes Brenkert projectors and RCA sound. Air-conditioning equipment includes Fairbanks-Morse pump. McQuoy healing and cooling coils, Bishop and Babcock ventilating ians. Air Devices dittusinq items, and Yates-American's Lipman compressors.

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THE LOBBY (above) has Porto mats, Tut-Flex doors, Alumilited fittings, drinking tountains by Standard Plumbing, and directional signs by Voigt. Concession area has popcorn and candy.

THE STANDEE SPACE (below) is completely carpeted, with men's and ladies' rest rooms opening iron: the area, the latter shown here with the former located at the other side of the space.
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 127